Sci/tech

Kerry Says Science Under Attack by Right-Wing Ideologues
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Glen Johnson, Associated Press

Democratic Sen. John Kerry said Friday that science is under attack by right-wing ideologues and the Bush administration, citing their "rigid refusal to listen to what the Earth is trying to tell us."

Researchers To Study Urban Coyotes
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

State and university researchers plan a detailed study on urban neighborhoods that have become hot spots for coyotes. Coyotes, which have been setting up dens in the bushes of two neighborhoods here, will be captured and radio-collared by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and University of Arizona researchers.

Study Reveals Mice Sing in the Presence of Mates
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Cheryl Wittenauer, Associated Press

Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard.

Scientists Try to Explain Crash of Delta
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

Biologists aboard the research vessel Scrutiny sounded the alarm a year ago when their nets came up with the fewest young striped bass and delta smelt since annual surveys began in 1959.

Missouri Team Mounts Tiny Cameras Atop Deer
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Salter, Associated Press

Between hunters and cars, the fall is a hard time for deer. Now, a University of Missouri researcher is gaining insight into the world of the graceful animal through tiny cameras mounted on their heads.

Scientists Draft Blueprint To Protect World Oceans
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters

International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution.

Group Tracks Cougar Population in Midwest
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Suhr, Associated Press

Kenny Tharp was hunting deer near the Mississippi River last season when he spotted something curled beneath a pine tree that he just couldn't believe: the body of a 98-pound cougar.

Dutch Windmills at Risk from Climate Change
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Mudeva, Reuters

Windmills, one of the Netherlands' trademarks, may go idle because of less wind as a result of climate change, Dutch scientists predict.

Canadian Researchers Find Anti-Freeze in Fleas
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Julie Mollins, Reuters

Tiny fleas that survive on fungus found under a blanket of snow contain a unique antifreeze that could have implications for farming or transplant surgery, Canadian researchers said on Wednesday.

E-Waste Proliferating
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Tarter, Journal Star

The 16,000 square-foot warehouse at 401 NE Rock Island Avenue in Peoria is piled high with computers and televisions -- all used. It's the place where Recycling for Illinois, a not-for-profit recycling company, seeks to stem the tide of an onrushing sea of electronic appliances.

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